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Race & Ethnic Relations

In the Torah, Jews are taught to accept others, without prejudice or bias. Judaism also teaches the importance of working with others in the community to achieve social justice. The RAC works together with representatives of different communities on several issues and provides resources to support intercultural learning experiences.

Race Relations

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the notorious "Bloody Sunday" march in Selma and the historic civil rights movement, join the RAC to learn about the fight for racial justice then and now.

The Kovler Microgrant program supports activities and actions aimed at developing links and common ground between African-Americans and Jews, through educational and programmatic activities that bring members of both communities together to learn and serve. To apply, read the Program Guidelines and get in touch with Congregational Social Action Manager Isaac Nuell at (202) 387-2800.

Celebrate Shabbat Tzedek and continue our long history of working across lines of faith and race to end discrimination and speak out against inequality and prejudice.

Fresh Updates from RAC Blog: Race Relations

Fresh Updates from RAC Blog: Race Relations

Searching for Words After the Unspeakable
Posted on Monday June 22, 2015

By Micah Feinstein Charleston, South Carolina is a quaint coastal city where many families, like mine, head for a reinvigorating weekend escape. Similarly, a house of worship is where one goes to find solace in times of need. On Wednesday night, June 17, 2015, a single gunman shot through this idyllic safe haven, opening fire on […]

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The Value of Human Life: Acknowledging and Addressing Deaths at the Hands of Police
Posted on Thursday June 11, 2015

According to The Guardian’s investigation, the deaths of Isiah Hampton, 19, in New York City, and Quandavier Hicks, 22, in Cincinnati on Wednesday, brought the number of people killed by police in the United States in 2015 to 500. The total number includes both unarmed victims and encounters when responding violent altercations. Through a project called The […]

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Inaction Boggles the Mind: We Must End Child Hunger
Posted on Friday June 05, 2015

48.8 million Americans—including 16.2 million children— live in households that are food insecure. In particular, food insecurity is especially present in communities of color. Nearly one in four (24%) Latino households are food insecure and over than one in four Latino children (30%) live in food insecure households. In addition, of the top 10 US counties […]

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No Trivial Pursuit: Criminal Justice Reform
Posted on Friday June 05, 2015

It is an exciting time for criminal justice reform advocates across the country. Legislators, activists and citizens from across the political spectrum are coming together to make our nation’s justice system more just. This collaboration can be seen in the Bipartisan Summit that took place this past spring hosted by Van Jones, Newt Gingrich, Donna […]

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Contact Our Legislative Policy Team

For more information on this issue, contact Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Claire Shimberg at (202) 387-2800.